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on September 10, 2012 | Comments Off
Santa Fe, NM – Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for the 5 day fest, Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st. All Festival passes and day passes can be purchased through the Lensic box office or ticketssantafe.org. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature 80 films over 5 days and nights, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops, Awards Ceremonies, VIP Events, a Filmmakers’ Brunch and 6 After-parties at the hottest venues in Santa Fe. Full schedule can be seen at Santafeiff.com.
Santa Fe IFF kicks off the festival with the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME, ULTIMA. based on the iconic novel by beloved New Mexico Author RUDOLFO ANAYA. It closes on Sunday evening, October 21st at The Lensic Performing Arts Center with the New Mexican premiere of best-selling Author JUDY BLUME’s TIGER EYES directed by her son Lawrence Blume. “Shot in state and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume’s TIGER EYES – based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume – stars “Gossip Girl” WILLA HOLLAND as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico.” ( Lauren Wissot Filmmaker Magazine and Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming) Judy and Lawrence will be in attendance and Judy Blume will sign her books after the premiere of TIGER EYES at the Lensic, The screening will be preceded by Santa Fe IFF’s Non-Juried Awards Ceremony hosted by GARY FARMER Santa Fe IFF’s Advisory Board Chair when TIGER EYES star TATANKA MEANS will be awarded the festival’s First Annual Tamalewood Award for his work in New Mexico. Judy and Lawrence Blume will also join Santa Fe IFF’s Screenwriting panel with RON BLOOMBERG (THREE’S COMPANY, ALL IN THE FAMILY) on Saturday, October 20th at 4 p.m. at Warehouse21.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support ofsponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the 4th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto,Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21; (community sponsors) HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, IATSE Local 480, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.
About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.
Posted by Sindicator
on November 23, 2010 | 2 comments
If you felt a great presence come and then go from the Land of Enchantment well then you are in tune with your Mighty Morphin-ness.
Only because it’s “a wrap” do I feel comfortable letting you all know that the great Amy Jo Johnson was in your midst while filming the NM movie Tiger Eyes, based on the novel by Judy Blume.
Every time I say that I feel like all the presenters of last year’s award season when they had to say, “Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire“. That load of required info. was even better than, “The Artist formerly known as…”
WAIT – I’m not really saying that because nothing’s better than PRINCE. Except maybe PINK which was just a typo in the last sentence that obviously should’ve stayed!
I hope Miss Johnson isn’t too annoyed with her rabid fan base of Morphins – Amy Jo, embrace it. Love is love, think of it as being comfortable in your Cherness.
Click here for a head trip to memory lane…
Posted by Sindicator
on November 3, 2010 | 2 comments
Now filming – As we first told you the classic novel Tiger Eyes, by iconic writer Judy Blume, turned movie is in production here in NM.
This pic (above) from the Santa Fe set warms even the dark soul of this Blogette, uniting one of the hardest working stars of New Mexico film and entertainment (seriously, homeboy’s IMDb is set to grow faster & longer than the list of approved ailments for medical marijuana – at least until Susana gets a hold of ‘em both), our own Erik Hausmanis with the legendary author herself.
The screenplay was penned by Judy Blume along with her son Lawrence Blume who is also directing the film. The engrossing story of loss and recovery plays out in the relationships and interactions of the story’s main character, Davey – the adolescent who is the vehicle for Blume’s signature brand of sage wisdom delivered as tacitly as our own life’s lessons often wildly, painfully & wonderfully fall upon us.
Along with the many New Mexicans the movie employs, it is young actress Willa Holland who tackles the coveted role of Davey.
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on September 16, 2010 | 2 comments
As we told you here the Judy Blume novel Tiger Eyes is being committed to film and is set to begin shooting October 15 here in NM.
Barden Schnee Casting is NOW taking electronic submissions for the following role:
[ WOLF / MARTIN ORTIZ ]
20 years old, Hispanic/Native American, handsome, well-built, smart who carries the weight of being the first in the family line to go to go college. And some college: he’s going on full scholarship to Cal Tech, studying to be a physicist. However, his father is coming to the end of his life and Wolf has come back to be with him. A private person, Wolf spends much time hiking in the canyons around Los Alamos. It is here he first meets Davey, whom he comes to know as Tiger. Their connection is immediate despite her prickly introduction. For the longest time he doesn’t understand that she is walking through the same grief he is. But once he learns of her loss he invites her to the Pueblo, to a Native American “Making of Relations Ceremony” that he is part of. It is a reminder for both of them that they are part of a larger whole; that life goes on and is not lived alone
STORYLINE: After the senseless murder of her father, 16 year-old DAVEY WEXLER struggles to accept the loss. At the invitation of an aunt and uncle, she and her mother and little brother travel to New Mexico in hopes that a change of location will help. But for Davey, it’s only made things more confusing, leaving her feeling isolated.
Submit directly, at www.actorsaccess.com
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on August 20, 2010 | One comment
It may not be Forever yet, but another one of the adolescent classic novels by the prolific author Judy Blume is being committed to film right here in NM later this Fall.
The writer herself invites die-hards to give their very own input on casting the cherished characters of Tiger Eyes here.
Amber Entertainment and the British supermarket chain Tesco are partnered on this direct to DVD feature that will be sold exclusively at the chain for the first three months of distribution.
The film is part of a multi-picture deal of the Amber/Tesco partnership in which works by Jackie Collins, Rebecca Stead, and Blume have and will be produced.